Early morning visit by two raccoons to our bird bath.
Stumped by this one. Protruding from a small rock hole was what appeared to be a small head of orange broccoli - about 1/3" across. Branched, looked almost like a soft coral. When poked - because of course I had to poke it -, it sucked in the "broccoli" into the center in the manner of a peanut worm, and continued inverting itself until it felt safe (see second photo). The body of the worm was whitish with raised, pointed back dots.
Thought of orange sea cucumber (Cucumaria miniata), but their tentacles seem lacier and their bodies are orange, not white with black dots.
Boot tip for scale. Fitzgerald folks on iNat will be gratified to know they were tossed back after this photo (took great willpower but hey, they had live barnacles and stuff on the outside).
Particularly large shell (adult black turban for scale) - the size they all should be, right Alison and Rebecca?
Juvenile, about 1.5" long.
Some sort of boring bivalve... nice fuscia pink between intake and outtake siphons.